Monday, 12 September 2011

Sam Stosur wins US Open

In an incredible twist Samantha Stosur from Australia claimed her first Grand Slam title against outright favourite Serena Williams. This is definitely one of the biggest shocks in recent women's tennis, not that Serena didn't win the US Open but that Sam Stosur beat her in the final after her sporadic year. But I am pleased that Samantha Stosur manages to reclaim the dignity of the players of the WTA as if Serena could easily win a Grand Slam in the fashion she did, until the final, it would bode very badly for the tour. But you just need to look at Stosur's Grand Slam record this year to see how much of an underdog she was. 

So we've had three first time Grand Slam champions this year; Na Li, Petra Kvitova and now Samantha Stosur, three women who were definitely not considered favourites for their respective titles or even winning a slam this year. Now I wonder when the teen players like Wozniacki and Azarenka will mature and take their place on the winner's podium or will we see Serena, or other more experienced players, dominating again? 

And finally just a tidbit for you Samantha Stosur becomes only the third woman to have beaten Serena in a slam final, the other two were Venus and Sharapova!

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